Sharpham Dairy has launched a new service – cheese celebration cakes. Developed due to popular demand, these showstopping tower of cheeses are perfect for weddings, parties, corporate events or any reunion. For 40 years, Sharpham Cheese has produced a range of cheeses using traditional methods from their own Jersey cows along with neighbouring goats’ and sheep milk. Handcrafted on the banks of the River Dart, Sharpham Cheese have a range of nine multi-award winning cheeses to choose from, plus Peter’s Yard sourdough crackers and new Sharpham chutneys to complete the centrepiece. Choose from a simple three-tier creation, to an extravagant six tier ‘cake’ tower crowned with a heart-shaped cheese at the top. Sharpham Cheese’s team can help guide couples to choose a balance of flavours and characteristics from the velvety semi-hard Rustic with elderflower notes, to the smooth, silky Brie and the complex, mushroom Washbourne sheeps cheese. Each cheese cake is individually crafted, shaped and aged from scratch, to ensure it’s the perfect centrepiece for the occasion. The process is personal to fit each booking.
- It starts with a phone or conference call to understand the exact requirements.
- Then, the customer is welcome to visit Sharpham Dairy in the beautiful Dart Valley to meet the cheese makers and decide which cheeses work best. If that’s not possible, a cheese taster box will be sent in the post.
- Once the cheeses and accompaniments have been confirmed, Sharpham Cheese set to work crafting the individual cheese cake.
- Sharpham Cheese will then ensure they have correct timings and instructions to deliver the cheese cake at its best, along with presentation and care information.
Sharpham Cheese’s Nicky Parsons says, "There’s no doubt that a good wodge of cheese to celebrate a marriage is gaining in popularity. Our cheeses are all handmade here in Devon, with each small batch unique to Sharpham Estate. Flavours, aromas and textures are influenced from the terroir here – thanks to the rich variety of grasses and herbs that grow in the Dart Valley. “Discussing the right cheeses to make an event extra special is such a pleasure for our team who are happy to help every step of the way.” Available from www.sharphamcheese.co.uk.